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Caries Detection: Issues to Consider Before Purchasing Systems

Caries detection is a very interesting, important and evolving area in clinical dentistry. Caries is one of the major diseases dentist detect and treat.  Our current tools do present some challenges.  X-Ray and visual exam were introduced in the last century and really are designed to detect very large lesions.

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Sharp Sticks and Canaries


Canary finds cavities under fillings

Here is a link to a news story about the amazing Canary caries detection system.

…he’d always relied on a visual examination with his eyes, and a probe to test for softness. Now, he’s also using the Canary cavity detector. It uses low-power pulsating laser light to search for decay where x-rays can’t. The light penetrates 5 millimeters beneath the tooth surface. “We’re able to see under fillings, under composite restorations – those are the white fillings – under crowns, under sealants, which we could never do before,” says Dr. Tau.

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